The Steelers are finally ending Diontae Johnson’s uncertainty with a new contract
The Pittsburgh Steelers have finally ended wide receiver Diontae Johnson’s sit-in and granted him a three-year contract extension.
Training camp is a time for that Steeler to put aside all distractions and get to work. And now wide receiver Diontae Johnson can join them.
After a contract dispute that left Johnson out of practice, the WR and the team agreed on Thursday to extend the contract again. announced the team.
There is conflicting information about the value of the deal.
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According to Gary Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post Gazettethe contract runs for three years and is worth 39.5 million US dollars.
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported the deal was for two years and $36.6 million, with $27 million guaranteed.
Whatever the final numbers, the Steelers won’t have to worry about their top receiver being off the field while they work out the quarterback fight.
Johnson had 107 catches for 1,161 yards and eight touchdowns last year, all career highs. He’s steadily improved his performance every year he’s been in the league and will play a significant role for the quarterback, who wins the job this August.
Whether it was Mitchell Trubisky or Kenny Pickett, the quarterbacks needed Johnson on the field as soon as possible to build chemistry.
Johnson was part of the 2019 wide receiver class, which saw a wave of lucrative overtimes that year. He didn’t have the bargaining power of DK Metcalf, AJ Brown or Deebo Samuel, but he still persevered while hoping for a better deal.
This will give him the opportunity to prove himself for an even larger order in just a few years. Then we’ll see if he matches other star wide receivers.
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